Issue Date:30th AUG'2010
Govindaswamy Karuppiah Moopanar (G.K.Moopanar) (Tamil:ஜி.கே.மூப்பனார்)(1931-2001)was a senior Indian National Congress leader, a veteran Parliamentarian and a noted philanthropist. He was an All India Congress Committee general secretary from 1980 to 1988. G.K. Moopanar was a close associate of Veteran Congress leader and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Late Thiru.K Kamaraj Nadar.
Mr. Moopanar parted ways with Prime Minister P. V. Narasimha Rao on the issue on his joining hands with the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) and founded his own party, the Tamil Maanila Congress(TMC).
Moopanar came very close to becoming the Prime Minister of India in 1997 when Harkishan Singh Surjeet and Jyoti Basu asked him to lead the United Front government supported by Congress.He however declined the offer like his mentor K Kamaraj
Thiru.G.K. Moopanar had friends and associates cutting across party lines, and was also a close confidant of Prime Ministers Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi, moreover he was instrumental in making Rajiv Gandhi as the Prime Minister in 1984 after the death of Indira Gandhi.He was a patron of Arts and Music especially Carnatic music.
After the demise of Moopanar, under the new leadership of his son G K Vasan, the TMC merged back with the Congress led by Sonia Gandhi.
Remark:As usual another personality.The printing of the stamps image is very bad quality.(You can see yourself the image)Thanks to Deepu for sending this FDC on the issue date by registered and speed post.